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The author's purpose for writing this book is to discuss the effect of colonialism on the people of West Africa. The imperial authority that the colonial British government imposes on the indigenous people disrupts the natural balance between the various groups in the country.
"Colonialism is seen as a complex web that prevents even the best people from acting for the common good. Chapters in which the British officials confer with one another reveal that while they are not the worst of their type, racism and ignorant condescension more or less come with the territory."
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